hmmm, let's see. Looking at how you're describing the situation, probably you are attracting too much attention to yourself. If I were you, I'll try to keep silent for a while and not seek attention. See how that turns out.
Thanks, Mario. I'm not TRYING to attract attention to myself. I'm just working hard and practicing, and if that brings on the attention, I don't know what to do, because I love aikido and I love to work hard.